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Lower School Open Afternoon

  • Saturday 18 May 2019 - 1pm - 3pm
  • Chetham's School of Music
  • Free event

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Our Lower School Open Afternoon is aimed at families considering applications for entry into years 4-8.

During the afternoon, you’ll start off as a whole family to meet key staff and current students in an informal chat about the school. Then, children will be invited to join staff from our Outreach and Junior Music teams in a fun, informal music workshop alongside current Junior students. Meanwhile, adults will be invited to talk in more detail about the curriculum, wellbeing and the application process, at Junior level and further up the school.

The workshop is designed to create a space to enjoy making music and to chat to other children about their life at Chetham’s – we know you may be some way off thinking about an audition with us and we won’t be assessing children in any way during the session.

The minimum age for children joining the workshop is 5. Parents and children will be in neighbouring spaces and may come and go as desired.

Before the end of the day, children will have made some new friends and created some music to show off to their families – and you will all have had chance to learn more about what Chetham’s has to offer, and how an early specialism can support your child’s development both as a musician and as a well rounded young person.

Directly before the Open Afternoon, our Family Concert invites children to help out when  One of Our Shoes Is Missing! If you’re a master of haikus, riddles, acrostics and acronyms, come along to meet an amazing orchestra and join them to solve the riddle of the mysterious missing shoe. Why not book for both and inspire your young musicians before the session? The concert will last approximately one hour, allowing time for lunch between the two events.

Other Open days 2019

Each session lasts two hours, and is based around the interests of different age groups within the school.

Thursday 13 June 2019, 6-8pm
Middle School Open Evening: For families considering applications to Years 9-10. A talk on music education at GCSE level and beyond, alongside a presentation on wellbeing and curriculum.

Tuesday 18 June 2019, 7-9pm
Sixth Form Open Evening: For students considering applications to Year 12. A talk on music careers, A level options, boarding and wellbeing.